Wednesday, January 9, 2008

EDM Challenge #136 - Draw a living thing

Mamo means yellow in Hawaiian and is also the name of an extinct black forest bird. Mamo is also my cat that has yellow eyes.

What started out as a doodle, ended up being quite an involved drawing. I guess such is the nature of things when drawing fur as Juj ("Hey Juj"; formerly "Everything is Contextual") can probably attest. She is the mistress of fur in my book. Check out this post.

17 comments:

Bonny said...

Mamo is so relaxed! He is gorgeous!!! What a fine drawing with all the pen lines. Must have taken you some time to do>

Love it!

Serena said...

It turned out great, Joan! I love how you do your cross-hatching ~ :)

Teri C said...

You did a gorgeous job on Mamo!

Kate said...

Another great illustration, Joan! You make it seem so relaxing. : )

Joan Y said...

Thanks everyone. It did take a bit of time but I'm glad I finally got over my cat-drawing phobia and drew her. If Mamo were human, she's be feeling slighted since my dog, Kanoe, seems to get all the attention. :)

PamYla said...

He looks great!

Deb said...

love your drawing! --and enjoyed all your work throughout your blog!

Sandy said...

Geesh - quite a GREAT doodle - Your entire blog is amazing!!

juj said...

Oh my goodness! That fur is stunning! It looks like I could reach out and pet him...

juj said...

Well, I'm embarrassed! (that missing red flower is on my face now - lol) I was so busy devouring the lines in Mamo's fur I completely missed the part about me! Thank you SOO much Joan, but honestly, if I'm the mistress of fur you are definitely the MASTER. (and yes, I completely agree - there is no way to draw fur without becoming entrenched...)

Nina Johansson said...

Wow, what an incredibly amazing drawing of a cozy cat... I can almost feel the warmth and hear the purr! And I´ll be damned if that allergy isn´t starting to tickle my nose too! A great drawing!

PamYla said...

Hi Joan I love this adorable kitten! I like the Canson paper, but it doesn't like my charcoal pencils or sticks..Im just learning about different papers etc..It is a lot toothier, if that is the correct term, than my regular sketch pad..other than it being HUGE I like if, it blends well

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh my gosh, Jo, this is fabulous. Absoluteley gorgeous. Haven't visited for a little while - I'll be back in blogland next week. Just thought I'd say Hi and Wow!

Ann said...

That kitty does look cozy! What a terrific drawing. And your flowers before that are stunning!

Joan Y said...

Thanks Pamyla, Deb, Sandy, Juj, Nina, Andrea and Ann!

Juj ... Thanks! I do love your drawings and think that such talent needs to be highlighted. :)

Andrea ... Missing you! Wishing you a safe trip home!

Tracy said...

mamo is gorgeous and so is the fur. i love this. reminds me of my sweet furry ones :-)
i'm been absent of late so what a treat to see all your beautiful drawings!

Joan Y said...

Thanks Tracy! Mamo is now 14 years old so she's slowing down a bit and enjoys her days on my bed. So, it makes her a great subject!